Friday, July 22, 2016

Blog Tour #review: Bossman by Vi Keeland


Are you ready to meet Chase Parker in BOSSMAN?
A standalone Contemporary Romance novel by
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Vi Keeland


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The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.
I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.
He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.
So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.
When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.
I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room.  Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.
When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.
But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.
My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.
When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.
I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?
Then again…
What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?

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“Sorry, I wasn’t looking where—”
I froze.
The sight of Chase standing there was almost enough to knock me over. I’d secretly hoped to see him, yet never thought I actually would. What are the chances? I did a double take, sure I was seeing things. But it was him all right, in the flesh. And what flesh it is. Standing there shirtless and wet—wearing nothing but a pair of low-slung swim trunks—he had me stuttering. Literally.
“Ch…Ch…Ch—” I couldn’t get the word out.
Of course, Chase didn’t miss a beat. He smirked and leaned in. “You do a cute train impression, Buttercup.”
He remembers me.
I shook my head, attempting to snap myself out of it. But it was no use. He was so tall, and I was so short, I had no choice but to stare at his body. Water trickled down his abs. I was mesmerized watching it speed up and slow down as it crossed the rippled lines of his six-pack. Damn.
I cleared my throat and finally spoke. “Chase.”
I was pretty freaking proud of myself for getting that much out. He had a towel slung around his neck and lifted it to dry off his dripping hair, revealing even more flesh. His pectoral muscles were carved and perfect. And—oh, my God…is that… Holy shit. It is. His nipples were cold and erect, and one of them was….was…pierced. 

You can never go wrong with a book written by Vi Keeland. This author knows how to work a sense of humor into her stories mixed with a deep meaning behind the character's lives.
Chase and Reese meet under very peculiar circumstances, he ends up saving her from a disastrous date and they go their separate ways. But as luck will have it that's not the end for these two, their paths keep crossing in the funniest of ways and thanks to Bossman, Reese gets the job of her dreams at his company.
Chase wants Reese, desires her in the deepest of ways, the problem is she's not an easy target and will not risk her job for just a sexy rump between the sheets with her boss, no matter how attractive he is.
While the banter from the very beginning, as well as the chemistry between Chase and Reese is off the charts hot, their story has a deeper meaning behind the sensual foreplay. These are two characters that lived through life changing experiences, that come with some baggage, and that are trying their best to put their pasts behind and live life the way it was intended. While I felt bad for Reese and what she went through, it was Chase's back story that got a hold of my heart and squeezed tight. I can't even imagine to go through something like what he went through.
While Chase is a delicious piece of salted caramel cheesecake on the outside, on the inside he's a fresh warmed croissant. A seductive devil with a heart of gold.
Although I loved and devoured every single word of this book, I would've liked to see a bit more feeling towards the end, a bit more of emotion from both characters, but specially from Chase since he was the one coming from a bigger shock.
All and all this is another solid hit for Ms. Keeland, well written, and one that contains the winning characteristics I'm accostumed to when it comes to her stories, humor, sensuality, unpredictability, and overall captivating.
Thank you for the chance to read and review this beauty Vi, until next time!
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About the Author
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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author.  Over the last three years, eleven of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and four on the New York Times Bestseller lists.  






Additional Books by Vi Keeland

Standalone novels
The Baller
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Stuck-Up Suit (co-written with Penelope Ward)
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Cocky Bastard (co-written with Penelope Ward)

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

First Thing I See

Other books from Vi Keeland
Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)


MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight

Worth the Chance

Worth Forgiving

The Cole Series (2 book serial)
Belong to You

Made for You

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Teaser Reveal: Dirty Work by Brenda Rothert & Chelle Bliss

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Today we are sharing some teasers from DIRTY WORK by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert. This book is a contemporary romance, standalone, title and it is currently up for pre-order. It will be released on July 26th. Be sure to check out the link below to read a few chapters from the book.

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DIRTY WORK by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert

Releasing: July 26


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Book Blurb

After serving his country with distinction on the battlefield, there’s only one place left for Jude Titan to fight – Washington, DC. The people of the great state of Illinois welcomed home their hero, and it’s because of them that he’s running for Congress. #TrustTitan

But there’s a problem. His opponent, Reagan Preston, is a temptation he can’t afford.

Reagan Preston grew up in politics, groomed from an early age to carry on the family tradition. She’s in the biggest fight of her life against the golden boy, Jude Titan. It’s an uphill battle against one of the most eligible bachelors in Chicago, but she’s ready. With the backing of her family and friends, her campaign is a force to be reckoned with. #PurePreston What starts out as a fight for the ages turns into an attraction so intense they’ll both risk ruin for it. #PoliticsIsFilthy #DirtyWork








Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.



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Chelle Bliss, USA Today Bestselling author, currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She's a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She's written over thirteen books and has three series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster. Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master's degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor's in history. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can't imagine doing anything else.



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Release Blitz #review: Crushed by Andrea Smith

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In 1993, in the pristine coastal community of Malibu, CA., fourteen year-old Neely Evans, was coming of age, like it or not. A Tennessee transplant, she ended up in California when her father took a job at a top law firm.What a culture shock it had been for the southern teen, but as an only child, she had always made her own entertainment. She filled her time painting seascapes, still life art, and combing the beach for her next perfect picture. And then one day, the boy down the beach entered her life, and she would never be the same.Seth Drake, a year older than Neely took her under his wing. They hung out and it wasn't long before they became inseparable. As they grew closer, their friendship gave way to something more. But before the teens could fully revel in their budding romance, Neely's life was ripped apart. Her father's infidelity was made public, and her mother was determined to seek vengeance by using Neely as her weapon. She uprooted Neely and moved back to Tennessee. Seven months later, Neely returned to Malibu for a summer visit with her father. Seth had matured in ways she'd never imagined. Neely found herself at odds with her emotions and better judgment when Seth made it clear he was ready to take their relationship to the next level. In the end, Neely made a decision she may live to regret.

This first installment in the Evermore Series is bittersweet; complete with first love, first heartbreak, a family forever fractured by infidelity, and a teenager that becomes the primary caregiver for her mentally unstable mother. But Neely has strength that sometimes surprises even her. She learns how to cope - any way she can.

Book 1 - Crushed: Released 7-21-16
Book 2 - Claimed: Releases 9-30-16
Book 3 - Paparazzi: Releases 10-30-16
Book 4 - Star F*cking: Releases 11-30-16

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Excerpt from "Crushed"
The sun was starting to lower on the horizon. I raised my sunglasses up to look to my side. Seth was stretched out on his stomach, his head resting on his muscular arms, eyes closed. He was totally sleeping, which gave me ample opportunity to check him out without him knowing it.
I rolled to my side, propping my head on my hand so that I could assess my boyfriend thoroughly. I released a soft sigh.
Seven months had served him well, there was no doubt about that. He was several inches taller, and from what he said, he wasn't done yet. His arms and shoulders had somehow developed definition and muscles. In his phone calls to me, he'd said he had joined a gym to start working out.
His dark brown hair had lost that boyish, wispy look. It seemed thicker and coarser, and I could tell he'd started shaving, too. His sideburns were neatly trimmed short, and his eyebrows were a bit bushier than I'd recalled.
But the first thing I'd noticed when he'd scooped me up was his Adam's apple. Apparently it had made its appearance after he turned sixteen. And I'd missed it all I reflected sadly.
My eyes perused his tanned arms and flickered to where his left hand was exposed. He was wearing his class ring. He was going into his junior year of high school, but he wouldn't be returning to Malibu High this fall.
He'd written to me a few weeks back, letting me know that his mother had pulled some strings and he'd been accepted at The Southern California High School of the Performing Arts for his junior and senior years of high school. He was super excited about it, and as much as I wanted to share the excitement for him, I just couldn't. I wasn't sure why.
Studying him now while he slept he looked so darn perfect to me. He'd grown into this boy/man creature who was beautiful and talented, and I realized that just might be the reason I wasn't jumping for joy about his going on to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.
He was perfectly suited for it, there was no doubt about that, but he was still so young in my opinion. How was he so sure that getting his foot into that door of television or movies was what he wanted for the rest of his life?
And how could I possibly fit into that life. I knew the answer to that. I couldn't.

The teenage years are already hard for a young person, the changes they go through, physically and mentally, the trying to find their place in the world, the peer pressure that young people are exposed to. Add to all that dealing with difficult family situations, and moving from the environment you've lived in all your life, and it could make or break a teenager.
Neely Evans just moved to California from Tennessee with her parents and doesn't really have too many friends, that is until the boy next door befriends her. Their innocent relationship slowly progresses as the hormones start taking over and soon Neely and Seth are doing a little bit more that swimming in the ocean.
But while her relationship with Seth is blooming, her family life is crumbling down.
Soon Neely has to pick sides and choose between her mother or her father.
She assumes the role of adult at a too young age and start caring for her mother who's drinking is out of control. Leaving behind not only her father but the boy she fell in love with.
The writing of this novella flowed beautifully, the author engages the reader from the very beginning with a compelling storyline and characters that you can relate to. I can honestly say that Neely's family situation broke my heart, I felt for her. No child should have to choose between her mother or father at any point in their lives. But through it all Neely shows great maturity and strength, something else I loved about her.
This is only the first installment of this series and I'm looking forward to see what's in Neely's future in book 2.

About the Author
Andrea Smith is a USA Today and Amazon Best-Selling Author of the G-Man Series! She has a wicked sense of humor. No matter the genre, she is able to infuse laughter throughout.
She self-publishes Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Sensual Romance with a paranormal twist. She also writes New Adult Romance, and has recently collaborated with Author Eva LeNoir on two M/M Romances, with the third in process!

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Here is a listing of her published fiction to date:
Baby Series
(Contemporary Romance/Suspense w/erotic tone)
These Books should be read in order:
Maybe Baby (Book 1)
Baby Love (Book 2)
Be My Baby (Book 3)
Baby Come Back (Novella) (Book 3.5)

G-Man Series
(Contemporary Romance/Suspense w/erotic tone)
These Books do not have to be read in order, but they are most enjoyable if done so.
Diamond Girl (Book 1)
Love Plus One (Book 2)
Night Moves (Book 3)
G-Men Holiday Wrap (Novella) (Book 3.5)
These Men (Spin-off) Part of the BEND anthology. (M/F/M)
My Men (Sequel to "These Men") (M/F/M)
Taz (G-Man Book 4)

G-Man: Next Generation
New Adult Romance)
Walk of Shame (Book 1)

WTF? Series

Limbo Series
(Contemporary Steamy Romance w/paranormal edge)
Silent Whisper
Clouds in my Coffee

September Series
(New Adult- Taboo)
Need to be read in order.
Until September (Book 1)
When September Ends (Book 2)

M/M Romance
Black Balled (Co-Authored with Eva LeNoir)
Guns Blazing (Spin-Off from Black Balled)
Hard Edit (Co-Authored with Eva LeNoir)